Monday, February 3, 2014

"You Are My Sunshine" Sign


Another great and super simple gift idea for the upcoming day of love is this cute little sign.
I actually made this sign as part of my husband's birthday gift last year, but saved it to post for Valentine's Day since the simplicity and thought of it is really great as a small handmade gift.  

Plus, as I've said before...anything I make as a gift for someone has to have a lag before posting on the blog since quite a few people that I know and would make gifts for actually do read it.

All you need is some scrap wood, smooth pebbles, paint, some sort of clear protective finish, a metal hanger mechanism, and hot glue.
Use the metal hanger and nail to the back of it so if the person receiving the gift would like to hang it, they can!

I used a white paint pen to write the phrase on the pebbles and let them dry.
Next, I sprayed a clear coat of spray paint over them and allowed that to dry. 
Arrange the rocks to where they take up the space well and hot glue them.

 Lastly, I wrote some little unnecessary notes and doodles on the back for the hubby.

This is so so simple, and since Valentine's is less than two weeks away that means you still have time to make a special something for your significant other/friend/child/self.  
(P.S. Yes, you can make yourself a Valentine...actually you can have some of the best Valentine's experiences as a single! If you missed my Valentine's post for singles, you should definitely head over and check it out!)
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29 comments:

  1. This is sweet, I love the song! :)

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    1. Thanks Erica! Me too, my mom used to sing it when I was little!

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  2. So cute! I love the idea of using little pebbles for the letters instead of painting them directly on the wood!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! It seemed appropriate to give to the guy who wanted to woo me into a relationship with him with his stories about rocks! haha

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  3. this is sooooooooooooo adorable! I can't get over it! How in the world did you think of it? I am pinning... :)
    You rock!! :)
    hugs x, Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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    1. Well thanks, Crystelle! I think I just had an overload of these rocks left over from our wedding, so I just tried to think of as many things to do with them as possible! Thanks for the Pinterest love, have a great day!

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  4. So cute! Love the use of pebbles for such a sweet message.

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  5. What a fun idea! I just love this little sign and the sweet saying.
    Thank you for sharing on Brag About It Link Party Mondays at Midnight on VMG206.
    ~ Megin of VMG206

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    1. Thanks Virginia! And always glad to share, thanks so much for hosting! :)

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  6. I used to sing this song to my babies when I was pregnant :-) Love it ~Kelly @ Eyes On The Source

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    1. How sweet, Kelly! I bet they will always cherish the song then! :)

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  7. Such a sweet idea! I love the inscription on the back too. Such a beautiful keepsake.
    Featured you this week on Project Inspire{d}! Thanks for linking up and hope you will join in again this week! Link to the feature: http://www.sillypearl.com/2014/02/project-inspired-link-party-creative.html

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    1. Well thanks, Stephanie! And thanks for the feature as well! :)

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  8. This is so cute! It would go great in my beach themed bathroom :)

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    1. It does seem kinda beachy now that you mention it! Sounds like it would look great with your bathroom! :)

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  9. Lovely! Thanks for sharing this!
    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Well thanks, Ana! We had a great Valentine's Day, hope you did too!

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  10. Thank you for sharing this with This~N~That Thursday at Through the Dutch Door! This post was chosen as a featured link of the week! Be sure to link up to our site! This week's party is live so be sure to post more of your great stuff!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Misty! I'll definitely have to check it out, thanks for the feature! :)

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  11. This is so clever! I love it! Pinning! I'd love for you to share this at our All Things Thursday Blog Hop when you get a chance.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  12. This is so cute! You are amazing! Love all your crafts! Stopping by to let you know I will be featuring you tomorrow on Made in a Day! Thanks so much for linking up!
    Kim

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  13. Beautiful idea!
    Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party this month.
    I look forward to seeing you again in the next month's linky.
    x
    Natalie
    Marigolds' Loft

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  14. Love this!!! I'd love it if you shared it at my link party! http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/2014/02/worthwhile-wednesdays-6.html

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